improves its software so that you can develop information systems to keep your
business on the competitive edge. Software Services enable access to these software
improvements through new version releases and maintenance releases as follows:
To keep your system current, these fully tested new version releases are issued
periodically and often include new features, improved performance, and changes
to ensure your Sybase products are optimized for your operating system and
hardware. These releases also include fixes for software defects identified
in earlier versions.
Sybase periodically releases fully tested, production-quality maintenance
releases, which include software fixes. These releases undergo regression
testing and compatibility testing with other Sybase products to ensure the
release is up to our product quality standards.
Update Subscription Plan (USP) USP is an annual plan ensuring your receipt of all the major and minor
new version releases for a given software product within the one-year term
of the USP. USPs provide a cost savings over individual update purchases.